Sports briefs: DHS girls beat Bishop O’Dowd

The Davis High girls lacrosse team overcame a slow start on Tuesday to defeat Bishop O’Dowd, 16-7, in Oakland. The Blue Devils had to come from behind twice in the first half to tie the game, then the Dragons pulled the same trick after halftime. With the score knotted at 7-7, however, DHS’ Mari Cajandig […]

A memorable night with the Kings and Jim Sochor

SACRAMENTO — It was a night to remember at Power Balance Pavilion on Tuesday as sports at its best and its worst was on display. And that was just off the court. On the floor, the youthful Sacramento Kings, perhaps inspired by the presence of legendary UC Davis football coach sitting courtside, won their season-high […]

Different baseball season, different result with Jesuit

WEST SACRAMENTO — With both teams sporting pretty much the same rosters that suited up in last year’s mismatch, also at Raley Field, Davis High managed a 6-3 victory over Jesuit on Tuesday night, in a game that smacked of redemption for the Blue Devils. March 23, 2010 was a 14-4 drubbing of DHS by […]

Becky says bye-bye to St. Francis, 8-0

SACRAMENTO — The restart to 2011 has shown what Davis High softball coach George Meagher has been saying: these Blue Devils are for real. With Bye-Bye Becky Nakano waving off St. Francis with a five-hit shutout and a grand slam homer, DHS rolled to an 8-0 victory over the Troubadours on the road Tuesday. Meagher […]

Santana slugs UCD softball past Santa Clara

Sophomore Elizabeth Santana’s hitting was as hot as the beautiful weather on Tuesday as she led the UC Davis softball team to a 9-1 win over Santa Clara in six innings at La Rue Field. Santana had three hits, two RBIs and a walk as the Aggies used a six-run sixth inning to put the […]

UCD freshman feels the need for speed

“It’s like legal heroin.” That’s how UC Davis freshman Andrew Novich describes professional race car driving — an experience very few get the chance to experience. Local residents are invited to meet the racer and get his autograph Saturday at University Honda, 4343 Chiles Road. The exact time of his appearance will be announced later […]

DHS boys slay the Dragons

As local sports fans may know, the youth feeder program for the Davis High boys lacrosse team goes by the nickname Knights. And while the players running around on Halden Field during the varsity games might not be Knights anymore, on Tuesday they showed that they can still slay Dragons. Sophomore superstar Mikie Schlosser continued […]

DHS JV lacrosse teams battle weather, tough opponents

Davis High’s junior varsity girls lacrosse team split a pair of Bay Shore Athletic League games last week. First, the Blue Devils allowed a goal with 0.8 seconds remaining to drop a 10-9 decision at Piedmont last Tuesday. The Highlanders got off to an early lead, but DHS rallied to close the gap to 6-4 […]

A windy win for the DHS boys golfers

Stevison Ranch golf course, 120 miles south of Davis, is tough when the weather is beautiful. On a windy day, it takes an extremely mentally tough golfer to play the course well. Davis High boys coach Karl Ronning has a team full of those type of golfers, which is why the Blue Devils ignored the […]

DHS softball team blows past Inderkum, 12-2

NATOMAS — Yes, Virginia, there IS a softball season … And if Davis High’s performance to start the “second half” is any indication, these Blue Devils could be playing deep into the postseason playoffs. Having not played since March 12, thanks to Mother Nature, DHS came out swinging in a 12-2 victory over Inderkum on […]

Blue Devils get back on track at Stanford Invitational

Two missed meets due to rain had the Davis High track team athletes eager to compete, and it showed at the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday. A small contingent of field event and runners qualified for this prestigious meet, which draws athletes from all over California and several other states. Despite rain throughout much […]

UCD wins nightcap in San Jose

SAN JOSE —  With Anthony Kupbens on the mound for UC Davis in the second contest of a Monday doubleheader against San Jose, just matching the amount of runs they had scored in a 5-2 Game 1 loss would have given the Aggies a enough to win. UCD, however, exploded to score a season-high nine […]

Giants take opener of Bay Bridge exhibition series

SAN FRANCISCO — Aubrey Huff showed off the power stroke that made him San Francisco’s home run leader last year. Matt Cain, well, he was just his usual solid self. Cain walked off the mound to a standing ovation from an adoring crowd that hasn’t seen the San Francisco Giants play at home since their […]

Stanford women charge into the Final Four

SPOKANE, Wash. — Nnemkadi Ogwumike knows nothing but going to the Final Four since arriving at Stanford. Little sister Chiney is coming along for the ride this time. Nnemkadi Ogwumike dominated the inside with 23 points and 11 rebounds, sister Chiney chipped in with 18 points and 15 boards, and Stanford is headed back to […]